86. Deputy Bernard J. Durkan asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality if she will set aside a deportation order in the case of a person (details supplied); if she will fully examine the manner in which the decision was made; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [40759/16]


Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality (Deputy Frances Fitzgerald): I refer the Deputy to his earlier Parliamentary Question No. 118 of 1 December, 2016 and the written reply to that Question. I am advised by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service (INIS) of my Department that the position is unchanged since then. The person's case is currently under consideration.
The representations submitted, together with all other information and documentation on file, will be fully considered, under Section 3 (6) of the Immigration Act 1999 (as amended) and Section 5 of the Refugee Act 1996 (as amended) on the prohibition of refoulement, in advance of a final decision being made on whether a Deportation Order should be made.
The Deputy may wish to note that queries in relation to the status of individual immigration cases may be made directly to the INIS of my Department by e-mail using the Oireachtas Mail facility which has been specifically established for this purpose. This service enables up to date information on such cases to be obtained without the need to seek information by way of the Parliamentary Questions process. The Deputy may consider using the e-mail service except in cases where the response from the INIS is, in the Deputy’s view, inadequate or too long awaited.